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Team of the Berlin Initiative Study at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Staff at the Institute for Public Health organise the visits to the study participants and evaluate the test results. The study's principal investigator is Prof. Dr. Elke Schäffner, co-director of the Institute.

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The initiators of the Berliner Initiative Studie

The Berlin Initiative Study (BIS) was conceived by nephrologists at the Charité and Friedrichshain Hospital. The study is carried out with colleagues from the nephrology department of the Charité Virchow-Klinikum, Charité Benjamin Franklin, the Friedrichshain Hospital and the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Applied Biometry at the University Hospital in Tübingen. Prof. Elke Schäffner from the Institute of Public Health at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is the principal investigator.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Elke Schäffner, MSc

Deputy Director Institute of Public Health

Research Associates at the Institute of Public Health

Dr. Nina Mielke

Research Associate BIS

Alice Schneider

Research Associate BIS

Study nurses

BIS-Team at other sites and institutions

Dr. med. Jens Gaedeke

Charité, Senior physician, medical Department, division of Nephrology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Kuhlmann

Klinikum im Friedrichshain, Head physician nephrology

Prof. Dr. Peter Martus

Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Head of Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Applied Biometry

Dr. med. Markus Tölle

Charité, senior medical director, department of nephrology

Dr. Mirjam Tölle-Schuchardt

Charité, Laboratory head, department of nephrology

Prof. Dr. med. Markus van der Giet

Charité, Deputy head department of nephrologie